lundi 4 juillet 2011

Turkmenistan: Take care of yourself by plants Turkmen!

In May 2009, the Turkmen national television broadcasting from the capital, Ashgabat reported that the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov the doctor, dentist, had just finished writing a book to be "The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants of the country" . He made the remarks when meeting with members of the government: "The experience of treating diseases using plants growing on the ground Turkmenistan is really unique."
"This book will be of great benefit for everyone and for the whole family, especially for physicians," said Berdymukhamedov.
The last book of the Turkmen president discusses the famous race horse local Akhal-Teke dressage their care.
In April 2001, Mr. Berdymukhamedov had displayed his pride in the beauty contest for horses of Akhal-Teke breed organized on the instructions in Turkmenistan, where the head of state is the subject of a cult.

A dentist's chair, poet and romantic ...

On July 2, 2011 at the ceremony of the 54th anniversary of his birth, he sang on national television, a love song which he is the songwriter.
To punctuate his song entitled "To my white flowers," the Turkmen president, wearing a green sweater and gray pants used a guitar.
The event was broadcast on a giant screen during a concert in Ashgabat, the capital of this Central Asian country, attended by 3,500 people standing and applauding the singer of one night.
State television said the guitar and the accordion of the president are considered "property of the nation and a great treasure" and is stored at the National Museum.

Can we succeed Turkmenbashi?

Successor of the dictator Saparmurat Niyazov (1904-2006), nicknamed Turkemenbachi (Leader of all Turkmen) died December 21, 2006, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov tried to delete the most fantastic aspects of the personality cult established by dismantling it and made a golden statue of the late dictator "solid gold that turned on itself continuously to always face the sun."
Megalomaniac and whimsical, it was transformed in Turkmenistan "a cruel mixture of North Korea's Kim Jong Il and the country of Oz by L. Frank Baum. "According to journalist David Remnick's New Yorker.
His delusions had gone to the closure of universities and libraries, and banned the theater, ballet and opera, "contrary to the spirit of the Turkmen people."
         Higher education, up to two years, as the review of driver's license, revolved around thoughts of his book, "The Roukhnama-the book of the soul", also the only textbook available the country.
The dictator had even changed the schedule and rechristened the days of the week. The year 2003 was proclaimed Gurbansoltan Niyazova, named after his mother (lost to 8 years) and the month was the month of January was dedicated to him!
Streets, farms, horse farms, a city, children, a mountain and even a constellation and a crater on the Moon also bears his name.
The Turkmen were forbidden to travel abroad and unauthorized contact with a foreign traveler could argue the prison.
His successor began avoiding the cult of unbridled personality, but his own portraits adorn many walls now in the country.
Turkmenistan, former Soviet republic in Central Asia (488 100 km2 with a population of 4,997,503 inhabitants in 2011) was one of the most reclusive and most repressive in the world, but it contains huge amounts still under-exploited oil and raise the lusts Western, Russian and Chinese.
Gas, electricity, gasoline, but also the bread and salt are almost free in Turkmenistan.

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